Edwards Wildman, Ex-Partner Headed To Trial Over Pay

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 6:52 PM EDT) -- Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is on the hook for two years' worth of a former partner's pay after it fired him abruptly in 2008 in violation of his employment agreement, unless it can prove at trial that he didn't try hard enough to meet billing targets, a New York state judge ruled Thursday.

Judge Melvin L. Schweitzer said there was "no doubt" that the firm fired former partner Stephen R. Connoni without a partnership vote required by his employment agreement, making the firm liable for his...
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